The URCA Handbook is currently being developed as a resource to help guide students towards experiential education opportunities, URCA seeks to enhance undergraduates’ time at UCSB through participation in research and creative activities. Together, these programs work to foster individuals who are prepared to apply their learned skills towards their future personal, academic, and professional goals.
The URCA Handbook is a resource designed to address common student questions and concerns. 
This is an evolving document as we get to know students and what questions you have, so please don't be shy about reaching out. 
If there is a question related to our programming that isn't answered here or on our main page we want you to ask us-- others are probably wondering about it too. If you step up and let us know what's unclear, that helps us identify what we need to work on explaining better.

Resources From the UCSB Teaching & Learning Librarians

Video Tutorial Collection

  • Evaluating Sources

  • The Research Process is Complex

  • How can I get help at the library?

  • Navigating the UCSB library homepage

  • How to retrieve full text of an article from UC Library Search


Writing & Research Tools Guide!

Use this guide to:

  • Identify the complexities of the research process;

  • Apply strategies that will help you stay organized with your research;

  • Distinguish tools to help you with notetaking and managing sources for your research; and

  • Access options to get research help at UCSB Library


UC Library Search Guide

This guide gives tips on how to use the UC Library Search system.



Please note that you must be logged in to your UCSB Google account to view some presentations.

URCA Grant Info-Session & Workshop

URCA Writing Workshop: Research Proposals

TSRA Info-Session

Slam Presenter Workshop

Components of a Research Presentation

Mentor Workshop